The River Home

Tucked into the north Maine woods, along the West Branch of the Penobscot River, is the fly fishing destination town of Roslyn. The river, and dozens of streams in the valley, are waters famous for the fish they hold. Ben Garrison, a beautiful, gentle young man with a skeletal deformity and a bad limp evolves into the most capable, accomplished hermit in town; he is a master gardener, a gourmet chef, a poet and a Zen-like fly fisher...and a confidant of the lovely farmhand Annie Nielson. After an unspeakable tragedy, Annie and Ben explore the dynamics of an unlikely relationship. Annie must discover her own destiny while coming to grips with her untold dreams, and with her conflicting commitment to helping on the family farm, all the while fishing for the salmon and trout that are native to the cold, clear waters in the mountain streams. There are life lessons within the pages, and there is even a little fly fishing.

There’s love and tragedy, hope and renewal, in a small rural Maine town, with plenty of references to actual places so that the story seems all so real. I laughed. I cried. I couldn’t wait to read the next chapter
In “The River Home,” readers will find a well-crafted novel that uses fly fishing as a device to tell a much more important tale.
The River Home
By D. Dauphinee
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